Dr. Shafik Sachedina serves as the joint chairman of Sussex Health Care. He founded Sussex to provide health care to the aged persons. Dr. Sachedina has held this chairman position since 1998 and serves together with Shiraz Boghani who is also the Joint chairman. Sussex health care is a care Centre and support services provider which operates as a group of care homes in South England. Shafik was born in 1950 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania and later moved to England.
He is a qualified dental surgeon having attained his accreditation from Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School at the University of London. He graduated in 1975 and has practiced dentistry, dental and oral surgery for many years. Additionally, he holds a master’s degree in Dentistry from the University of King’s College.
In addition to his chairman role at Sussex, Shafik also serves in Aga Khan at Aiglemont, France. He is the Head of the department at Jamat Institution at the Secretariat of the Aga Khan. He is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network Committee.
He has also been a member of the Board of Governors at Institute of Ismaili Studies since 1995. Dr. Sachedina is in charge of interfacing with the Aga Khan Development Network programs (AKDN) as well as Ismaili community’s Institutions in Central Asia. These establishments are situated at 16 different locations.
Dr. Sachedina is tasked with the role of harmonizing the programs and activities of all subsidiaries. His role includes coordinating the budgets and receiving all the reports from the different branches. However, the appointment of the institutions is carried out by Imam, and his task is coordinating their activities. His role at Jamati Institutions is not a constitutional position, and therefore his most significant part is organizing rather than directing. The imams are the one tasked with the tasks of governing all the 16 institutions. He has been a member of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum for many years now.
Shafik’s role in Jamati Institutions and Aga Khan are more of philanthropy rather than an entrepreneurial venture. He has the passion for serving the community in providing care and health services.
He also serves as the Chairman of FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Co-ordinating Committee. Sachedina has also helped a lot in serving the Ismaili community. He served voluntarily as the president of the Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom for two terms. He has also offered his services for free in many other capacities.
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